Friday, January 15, 2010

In Other News

While I'm living the life of NIGHTSHADE in Manhattan, things are stirring across the Atlantic. I've just received this press release from Samantha Smith, my amazing UK editor:

Atom Acquires Major New YA Paranormal Series

Atom, the young adult imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, has acquired a major new paranormal young adult series in a four-publisher auction from debut author Andrea Cremer in a two book deal.

Andrea Cremer was represented by Euan Thorneycroft at A.M. Heath on behalf of Richard Pine at InkWell Management. Atom will be publishing the first book in the series, Nightshade, in January 2011. It will be published in the US by Philomel (Penguin).

‘I'm thrilled that Nightshade is hopping across the pond to make its home at Atom! I can't wait for UK readers to meet the characters of this series, who I love so much, and I know we'll have an amazing journey together through Calla's world,’ says author Andrea Cremer.

Atom is planning a major print and online marketing campaign to launch this extraordinary series which follows one young werewolf Guardian, Calla, through a world of forbidden love, secret histories and the ties of destiny.

Samantha Smith, Editorial Director of Atom, says, ‘I stayed up all night reading this stunning manuscript and couldn’t wait to get in the office the next day to get everyone else reading it too. It’s an absolutely extraordinary novel with real crossover appeal, combining elements of Twilight and Shiver but with a wonderfully dark vibe, a fantastic mythology and compulsive storytelling.’

Nightshade will join an impressive 2011 line-up from Atom, including new titles from bestselling authors P.C. and Kristin Cast, Melissa de la Cruz, Kelley Armstrong and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Can I get a "woo" and a "hoo"?!


  1. Awesome, awesomeness!!! Congrats, Andrea!

  2. Can I get an A and an RC?

    I mean, CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting! Argh! I can't wait to get my hands on this book...

  3. Wow, that's pretty freakin awesome! Good job! I'm excited for the release.

    I want an autograph on my copy though :) We'll have to work something out so I can mail mine to you for a signature hehe.

  4. How fun to have this happen while you're in NY! Live it up, girl!

  5. Thanks so much everyone. This whole trip has been surreal, but wonderful.

    Kiersten, one word: March. :)

  6. Samantha Smith's quote is to die for! And a bazillion woos and hoos!!!
    Ahem, if Kiersten gets an ARC, I'm raising my hand, too!

  7. Looks like I'll be forced to hold an ARC lottery!

  8. This is wonderful news, Andrea! CONGRATULATIONS!

  9. Thanks, Heidi! Welcome to the blog ;)

  10. Heidi - Oops! Forgot also to say that Sea's cover was posted on doors around Penguin; I was so excited to see it!!